Nikon D5600 review

The Nikon D5600 is small, it’s quick, and it’s easy to use, but it’s five years old and is it worthwhile to buy?

It is the Nikon D5600 is the most recent model in the Nikon D5000 series camera club. The D5600 is a step up over the basic Nikon D3500, filling the gap between the more pro-oriented and enthusiast-oriented Nikon D7500 as well as D500.

In one crucial aspect It’s just an advantage over the rest of them. The D5000-series cameras offer the one DX-format Nikon SLRs with a variangle screen. The combination of beginner-friendly as well as a vari-angle screen, and its small dimensions make it perfect for first-time camera owners as well as photography students.

* Update in 2021: Five years after the camera launched, it’s still available for sale, and, perhaps surprisingly the camera is still a solid option in the beginner camera market. The main drawback (for certain) is the lack of 4K video, however otherwise , it’s a small and light DSLR equipped with a flip-out display and a superb 24MP sensor and an extensive selection of lenses to pick from. Five years later the camera is like it did the day it was first introduced and in a time where prices for mirrorless cameras continue to rise the value of it is better than ever before.

The main new feature that’s included in the Nikon D5600 camera is its wireless SnapBridge technology, which means that the camera keeps the very low power Bluetooth LE connection with your tablet or smartphone.


Sensor: 24.2MP DX-format CMOS (Expeed 4)
lenses: Nikon F (DX format)
Viewfinder: Eye-level pentamirror viewfinder, 95% coverage
Maximum resolution for video Full HD (1,920 by 1,080) at 60, 50, 30 25, or 24p
ISO spectrum 100-250,600
Autofocus points: 39 (9 cross-type)
Max burst speed 5fps
LCD screen: 3.2-inch, vari-angle, touch-sensitive, 1,037k-dot LCD
The shutter speed 1:40,000 sec to 30 seconds Bulb
Weight 465g (with memory card and battery)
Dimensions of 124 x 70mm 7mm
Power source Lithium-ion EN-14a battery 820 shots


The D5600 is nearly the same size and weight as an SLR mirrorless camera, however, the grip is strong and well-sculpted so that you can still feel as though you’ve got the right grip. Some buttons are tiny, however. The issue isn’t affecting their function however, the icons are less clear.

The new AF-P lens has the potential to transform the Live View camera’s performance. It’s not as fast as a mirrorless camera however the speed and efficiency that comes with Live View autofocus Live View autofocus is certainly surprising – and is extremely well-integrated using the touchscreen’s touch control. Simply tap on an object within the scene then the camera can concentrate on the object and snap an image in one move.

Nikon D3500 Vs D5600


The SnapBridge system isn’t as remarkable. It worked well, but it was slow, on an Android smartphone, however Apple’s iPhone operating system requires you to choose a Wi-Fi connection by hand.

The autofocus white balance and exposure functions worked flawlessly. In most cases, you can allow the camera to determine the right settings, and it will perform the task with accuracy.

The camera’s sharp detail rendering is particularly good unlike many kit lenses, this new AF-P 18-55mm maintains its sharpness up to the edges the frame. It also does so when zooming for longer durations also.

Lab Tests

We employ Imatest as well as DxO Analyzer software and hardware to test cameras on their accurate colour reproduction (colour error) signal-to-noise ratio (the amount of noise present in the photos) as well as dynamic range (their ability to capture clarity even in extremely dark and bright areas). We also choose three rival cameras to test against.

Color error

We tested the D5600 against it’s counterparts, the Canon 750D, the Nikon D3400 and Sony Alpha 68. It produced colors that were closest to neutral. However, all four cameras performed excellently here.

Ratio of noise to signal

The signal-to noise ratios aren’t quite as than impressive, even though we’re used seeing this on Nikon SLRs without an anti-aliasing filter. The result is super-fine details.

Dynamic range

The four cameras all deliver the same dynamic range results , both from JPEG or raw data, which means you’ll have to settle for one of these cameras for this test.


Utilizing the compact Nikon D5600 is quite a difference from using an enthusiast SLR such as the D500. It’s lightweight and discreet however, its image quality is outstanding, and the wide-angle display makes it incredibly versatile. With the fact that this DSLR is getting old the years, it’s important to ensure that you purchase this camera at a fair cost.

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